Raised Crosswalk

Raised Crosswalk

A raised pedestrian crosswalk is a ramped speed table covering the whole span of the roadway, typically located at a midblock crossing locations. The purposes of Raised crosswalks are to increase the pedestrian visibility and encourage motorists to yield to pedestrians by slowing down before the speed table. It’s also combined with (in-street) pedestrian warning sign.

This countermeasure is commonly used on local and collector streets, also can be installed on locations like Campus, shopping centers and pick-up/drop-off zones (e.g., Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport).

Example of Raised Sidewalk; Photo courtesy of www.pedbikeimages.org / Dan Burden
Photo courtesy of www.pedbikeimages.org / Dan Burden


Countermeasure Tech Sheets


Example Projects  

  • New York DOT Raised Crosswalk - PDFDWG (1.6 MB .zip)